I finally made it to Speed’s today after months of reading the rave reviews from the other hounds.
The trip was worth it and to borrow from the film Pulp Fiction, “Mmmm, that is one tasty hot dog.” I got my dog as recommended --- fully loaded --- with homemade mustard, fruit-based relish, BBQ sauce, and chili; and onions. The dog was served split down the middle on a toasted bun, with the toppings filling in the split.
The [new] dog was very tasty; it was about a foot long and comparable to a kielbasa dimension-wise. I’ve had Pearl, the previous brand on my own and just found it to be o.k. The new dogs were really good and I’m glad I got the new brand for my first time there. I thought the fruit-based relish was a nice touch versus the traditional pickle relish; it made a good counterpoint to the mustard, BBQ sauce, and onions.
The guy working the cart, not Speed, was a good guy and we talked a bit. He seemed surprised that I came in from Framingham just to have a dog. He told me that Speed’s
has been talked about a lot on the net lately and asked me where I heard of them. Of course I said Chowhound without hesitation. He even gave me directions from the Pike which lead right to him, so I don’t have to deal with 93 traffic again (which is the way I came).
Would I go back? Definitely yes. Places like Speed’s are what great road food is all about.
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